The migrant worker’s crisis may hit Namma Metro work

BMRCL senior official said that It’s harvest season in north India & these workers want to go back home. Contractors achieve to get new workers when the single batch goes back.

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BENGALURU (Metro Rail News): Bangalore Metro Rail Co Ltd (BMRCL) was the 1st to continue the construction on 23rd of April 23. With the migrant workers arriving restive, tension is brewing at many labour camps, especially those set up via contractors engaged in Namma Metro construction work.

BMRCL senior official said that It’s harvest season in north India & these workers want to go back home. Contractors achieve to get new workers when the single batch goes back.

But now workers are not arriving at Bengaluru due to the COVID-19 & train operations too have been delayed. This would affect construction work. On August 15 Metro officials are hopeful of opening the Kanakapura Road range Yelachenahalli –Anjanapura section.

An official further added that most of the work on this corridor has been closed. So the last date is on track. It’s also possible to meet the last date Nov for the Mysuru Road stretch but other corridors may be paused.

“The contractor is not paying us wages. We are staying in cramped rooms & there is no security there, a worker from Jharkhand Anil Gupta said.

“Being the leading employer, BMRCL should assure contractors to take care of their workers,” union vice-president Suryanarayana Murthy, replied.

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